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With the Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 3586.2) up 2.5 percent and the S&P 500 Index (SPX - 1423.98) up 1.15 percent today, many of the sector indices are higher on the day, with 25 of 35 in positive territory. Among the indices we follow, three hit new annual highs today. The following are the day's top four performing indices: the PHLX Semiconductor Index (SOX - 1007.7), up 4.3 percent; the AMEX Networking Index (NWX - 1022.7), up 3.6 percent; the Morgan Stanley High Technology Index (MSH - 909.1), up 3.5 percent; and the CBOE Internet Index (INX - 589.6), up 3.4 percent. The four indices showing the most weakness are: the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index (CMR - 524.5), down 1.4 percent; the AMEX Airline Index (XAL - 150.54), down 1.3 percent; the PHLX Forest and Paper Products Index (FPP - 317.75), down 1.2 percent; and the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Providers Index (RXH - 181.53), down 1.1 percent.